Sam Speaks to Premier Guitar

Nov 01, 2016

A few weeks back, Sam took a moment to check in with guitarist, songwriter, and journalist Adam Levy for an illuminating interview now available online via Premier Guitar magazine. In it, Sam talks about everything from his gear to his heroes – and how it all came together to inform his acclaimed new Storyman CD. Here are just a few highlights:
"I grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky. When the reception was good, we could listen to the Grand Ole Opry and watch Nashville television stations. I got to see and hear all these great country-music shows, assuming everybody else did that on Saturday afternoons, too...

"Rock ’n’ roll has always been a love for me...Eric Clapton, John McLaughlin, and Jeff Beck—they’re the three I love the most on electric guitar, for different reasons...

"I have the mandolin player’s disease—we all think we can play guitar...

"When I’m improvising a solo, if I’m succeeding, I’m making a melody on the spot. There’s a start and a finish, and it all goes together. You try for that every time. It can’t always happen, but that’s the goal..."

To read the entire interview, visit Premier Guitar's website.


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